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Braves back Lowe
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Braves 4, Phillies 1
Brian McCann passes third-base coach Brian Snitker after his first-inning homer.  (Michael Perez/AP)
Making his Braves debut on Opening Night, Derek Lowe tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, while receiving plenty of support. Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur and Jordan Schafer -- in his first Major League at-bat -- all went deep.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (1-0)
Won 1
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 1   PHI
Philadelphia (0-1)
Lost 1
April 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 4 0
Standings thru 4/5/09  |  Recap: ATL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Phillies stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Johnson, K, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Escobar, Y, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Jones, C, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 .500
McCann, C 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .250
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Francoeur, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Schafer, J, CF 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .667
Lowe, D, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
  a-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 4 8 4 1 10 9  

a-Flied out for Lowe, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Escobar, Y (1, Myers), Jones, C (1, Myers).
HR: McCann (1, 1st inning off Myers, 1 on, 2 out), Francoeur (1, 2nd inning off Myers, 0 on, 0 out), Schafer, J (1, 2nd inning off Myers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Schafer, J 5; Anderson, G; Francoeur 4; Jones, C 3; McCann 4; Escobar, Y 2.
RBI: McCann 2 (2), Francoeur (1), Schafer, J (1).
2-out RBI: McCann 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, G; McCann; Lowe, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Werth, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Utley, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Howard, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Ibanez, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Victorino, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Feliz, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Ruiz, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Myers, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Taschner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bruntlett, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 31 1 4 1 1 6 8  

a-Flied out for Myers in the 6th. b-Doubled for Lidge in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ruiz (1, Lowe, D), Bruntlett (1, Gonzalez, M).
TB: Rollins; Ruiz 2; Werth; Bruntlett 2.
RBI: Werth (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rollins; Ibanez.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D (W, 1-0) 8.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Gonzalez, M 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 9.00
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Myers (L, 0-1) 6.0 8 4 4 1 6 3 6.00
Taschner 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Eyre, S 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Durbin 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

IBB: Schafer, J (by Myers).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe, D 97-66, Gonzalez, M 28-15, Myers 97-58, Taschner 17-9, Eyre, S 10-5, Durbin 4-3, Lidge 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe, D 13-4, Gonzalez, M 0-1, Myers 7-2, Taschner 2-0, Eyre, S 0-0, Durbin 0-0, Lidge 1-1.
Batters faced: Lowe, D 26, Gonzalez, M 6, Myers 27, Taschner 3, Eyre, S 2, Durbin 1, Lidge 3.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 44,532.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
April 5, 2009
April 5, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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